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Medical Assistant - Behavioral Health

Company: BJC HealthCare
Location: Florissant
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Additional Information About the Role Overview BJC Behavioral Health is a community health center that provides and coordinates behavioral health services for more than 8,000 seriously mentally ill adults and seriously emotionally disturbed children in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Fran--ois, Iron and Washington counties. As an Administrative Agent of the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH), BJC Behavioral Health serves as a major point of entry for people eligible for mental health services funded by DMH and is responsible for serving as gatekeeper to the public mental health system. Role Purpose The Medical Assistant (MA) provides patient care under the direction of a physician or other licensed provider. This position performs select duties for the promotion of health in the care of patients and delivers care according to practice protocols and procedures. Responsibilities Cleans and prepares exam room for patients. Obtains vital signs, patient history and maintains accurate and prompt charting in the patient's record. Performs clinical skills, such as phlebotomy, electrocardiography (EKGs), point-of-care testing and injections. Triage calls, provide test and lab results to patients and present relevant information to provider with correct medical terminology. Assists provider by preparing patients for exams, procedures and treatments. BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job. Performs Other Responsibilities as Assigned. Minimum Requirements High School Diploma or GED Preferred Qualifications Preferred Requirements Certified Medical Assistant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certification Benefits Statement Note: not all benefits apply to all openings - Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options - Pension Plan/403(b) Plan - 401(k) plan - Tuition Assistance - Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts - On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location) - Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center Legal Statement The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Equal Opportunity Employer Benefits and Legal Statement BJC Total Rewards At BJC we---re committed to providing you and your family with benefits and resources to help you manage your physical, emotional, social and financial well-being. Comprehensive medical, dental, vison, life insurance, and legal services available first day of the month after hire date Disability insurance paid for by BJC Pension Plan/403(b) Plan funded by BJC 401(k) plan with BJC match Tuition Assistance available on first day BJC Institute for Learning and Development Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts Paid Time Off benefit combines vacation, sick days, holidays and personal time Adoption assistance To learn more, go to www.bjctotalrewards.com/Benefits Not all benefits apply to all jobs The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: BJC HealthCare, Florissant , Medical Assistant - Behavioral Health, Healthcare , Florissant, Missouri

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